Changes

I have decided on some changes to my blog. Thismomsfranticmind will strictly be for my parenting posts. Anything else will be posted on my new blog:

sassyandclassyleo.wordpress.com

I decided on this change because recently I did some public speaking about my experiences with my son and special education to a class of future teachers. I’ve done this a few times but it motivated me to get back to becoming involved helping others learn how to advocate for their kiddos. So I decided I want to seperate this from my personal life. I want a seperate channel to express my experiences with life.

Please feel free to follow my new blog.

Thanks for the support!

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ABC’s of Happiness

Sometimes it’s an effort to focus on positivity, but I promise you it’s all around you. You just need to decide what to focus your energy on.

Yesterday was definitely a day I had negative energy surrounding me, by I made the effort to find sunshine and here’s a few examples..

After work coming home and my daughter waiting for our daily chat. I’m so happy that I have this connection. My son comes up and finals at school have exhausted him but he is still in a good mood. He’s found music is his new release, he writes in a notebook converting his emotions into lyrics.

We decided on dinner at our usual spot. Our waitress amazing as usual, and being able to leave a 35% tip makes my heart happy.

I’ve been blessed with many things. Yes I’ve been smacked with some pretty painful hardships but as Maya Angelou says “I still rise”.

On a hard day ask yourself to name 5 things your thankful for. Simplicity is the key.

There was no line at the pharmacy.

You woke up on time for work.

Your child randomly said something nice about you.

You were able to pay rent or your mortgage on time this month.

Gas price went down 3 cents a gallon.

It’s the little things.

Sunshine growing in my soul

I am a firm believer in taking time to process and feel your pain. Whether it’s a day, a week, a month or a year. Then let it go and find peace with it, move on. I’ve become so good at goodbye from him that the process goes so much quicker now even though the pain is still excruciating. I’m realizing that because I still love him deeply, I can’t keep opening that door for him. I deserve better than reliving this pain everytime. Close the door.

While I know nothing is forever, situations can change in life many times, I also know he is not stable or safe for me right now.

Today the sun is shining.

Today marks a new me.

Today I’m going to mow the grass, pull weeds and get dirt under my nails.

Today I start getting back in shape, back to a healthier me.

Today I will take the time to look up at the sun and let it absorb in my skin and my soul.

Today is all for me.

Pumpkin Pie

I decided to give my grandson pumpkin pie for the first time. Not just any pumpkin pie, my mom’s pumpkin pie. My kids LOVE grammy’s pumpkin pie.

Step one:

What is this you stuck in my mouth?

Step two:

Wait a minute….

Step three:

I love you grandma! This is awesome!!

I love you too monkey butt ❤

Why do I love my furr-less sphynx cats?

The wrinkles.

The warmth.

The comfort.

The unconditional love.

The silliness that makes me laugh.

The sweet cuddles.

The joy they bring my life.

How simple their love is.

The excitement they feel when they see me.

The affection.

Making each day start and end with a warm heart.

Watching them play with each other.

The beauty of love in their eyes.

How they know when I am needing extra love.

How amazing they are with my other furr babies.

Their simple automatic love.

Kind playful minds.

Best of all….zero pet hair!

Wonderful Wednesday

This little guy brightened my day. This is my first grandbaby. I’m 40 and don’t feel like a grandma, but I am loving it.

Love bug

This little love bug is my new baby. And oh.my.freaking.god. I am so excited! Me and my daughters go pick him up this weekend which will be our first road trip. I never thought I could love a cat so much because I am allergic to their hair. So this little guy is the best of both worlds, no hair! Sphynx cats rule!

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